I thought for this year I’d like to spend some time looking at a few titles given to Christ in Isaiah 9:06.
(ESV) Isaiah 9:06, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
For today, I would like to look at the title, “Everlasting Father.”
Last week, I recommended some resources in understanding the Trinity. The title, “Everlasting Father,” for the Messiah can be confusing. However, it doesn’t have to be.
In the same way someone can receive the title “Dad” or “Mom” while not being a biological parent, Christ can have the title of Everlasting Father, and not replace the Father Person of the Trinity.
Jesus uses the Greek Strong’s 5043– tekon – to describe the disciples as children. Now, this word defintion is pretty complex compared to the previous ones in this study. Tekon means child, descendent or inhabitant.
(ESV) Mark 10:24, “And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God!”
He calls the discples children, as the disciples were amazed that Christ said it would be extremely difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven.
Tekon can refer to a child of God. Our relationship with the Lord involves the great need for us to COMPLETELY rely on Him for everything, like a child. Our relationship with Christ is similar.
We must rely completely on the work of the Messiah, what He did on the cross and His resurrection from the grave to save us.
- We must put our faith in believing the blood of Christ is enough to make us righteous.
- We must believe and have assurance that our sins were imputed to Christ on the cross when we put our faith in Him.
- Christ became sin, taking our sins, on the cross (though He Himself was sinless).
- He endured the wrath of God on the cross, the wrath we rightfully deserve.
- While our sins are imputed to Him, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to all who believe.
- We are justified by His blood and resurrection.
- Our debt of sin is paid off through Jesus.
We must put our faith and in hope in Christ. We must rely on Jesus to sustain us for eternity.
Those in Christ receive:
- Forgiveness of sin
- Imputation of Christ’s righteousness
- Ability to repent
- The Holy Spirit Who convicts, transforms, renews, and helps us with wisdom and understanding about Christ and His word.
- Reconciliation to God the Father
- Everlasting life
- Peace of God
- And so much more!
Christ is an Everlasting Father, indeed!
Scripture To Memorize/Meditate On – (ESV) Romans 5:08, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
*To learn more about what Jesus did on the cross and why His atonement sacrifice is so needed please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
*If you do not know the Gospel, do not turn away. If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
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3 thoughts on “Everlasting Father | Christmas Study”
I particular enjoyed the point “While our sins are imputed to Him, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to all who believe.”
Many of us miss this concept completely. We are not given righteousness by our own ability nor through works.
We receive righteousness from Christ. He owns and possess the righteousness which He shares as we wholeheartedly commit our lives to faithfully follow Christ.
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Understanding this about the Gospel has helped me so much in breaking away from legalism.
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